May 18, 2009

Antelope Valley Press could face class-action lawsuit

A San Diego law firm is putting together a class-action lawsuit against Antelope Valley Newspapers Inc., owner of the Antelope Valley Press, alleging employees were forced to work through meal and rest breaks. On its website, Emge & Associates says it has filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. The firm appears to be looking for potential class members.

10 comments:

Robert Rector said...

rest breaks? in journalism? and do you wish you had a buck for every meal you ate at your desk?

Anonymous said...

We took care of this problem years ago at SGV when one of the copy editors reminded management she was diabetic and was under doctor's orders to eat

Anonymous said...

Place is a dump. I'm a glad someone is finally taking a stand against them. There were rampant abuses going on there and I understand they haven't changed how they do things.

Anonymous said...

What? Take a break from the decline? Not me. I'll eat my PB&J from my desk thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

At least they're not part of LANG, the Donner Party of journalism.

Anonymous said...

"The Donner Party of Journalism." That is my favorite comment of all time. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

As long as the three stooges are in charge it will never change

Anonymous said...

Bill, Bob, Cherie ???

Anonymous said...

I worked there for a short time and I witnessed many empoyee abuses regarding breaks, lunches, personal items on desks,etc. People have manager or director titles but are not allowed to make ANY decisions without consultation. If you do make a decision it will be the wrong one no matter what you decide and you will pay for it. You job is simply to "execute" directives.

Anonymous said...

What about independent contracters ? Does the law suit include the contracters?